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3 Common Myths About Dry and Dehydrated Skin


There are lots of variations for dry & dehydrated skin – from a little bit of tightness, to flakes, rough patches and discomfort, even dehydration lines (these can turn into permanent wrinkles if skin stays dry).

We have explored the 3 biggest dry and dehydrated skin myths below, and also things you can do to deliver your skin a deep dose of hydration!

#Myth 1: Use a thick, heavy moisturiser for dehydrated skin

Dry skin lacks oil, and dehydrated skin lacks water (so any skin type can get dehydrated, even oily). Moisturiser is a must-have in your skincare routine for both of these skin types, but it is a common myth that it has to be a thick, rich product. 

Depending on the ingredients, a thick, heavy moisturiser may only deliver surface hydration to the skin which only acts as a temporary substitute, and could even break dry skin out by upsetting its natural balance.

By using a moisturiser with active ingredients (the ones proven to target and improve specific skin conditions), there is a much higher chance they will penetrate deeper below the surface of the skin to help create cellular improvements too. This can also strengthen and repair the skin barrier to produce healthier, less dry/dehydrated skin.

The Stemlab Hydra+ Rejuvenating Cream is super lightweight, but provides powerful hydration whilst also nourishing, soothing and protecting against skin-aging free radicals. 

It includes a cocktail of incredible natural ingredients, including vitamin C, malic acid, co-enzyme Q10 and jojoba oil. Combined, these also brighten skin tone and smooth texture, gently.

#Myth 2: Dry & dehydrated skin is just in winter

Most skin types are drier in winter months and colder weather where the air is drier and there is lower humidity than in warmer climates. Although drier weather can exacerbate dry skin, is not exclusive to winter.  

To give skin a boost, a serum is highly beneficial in delivering improvements. The Stemlab Anti-Aging Retinol Serum is ideal for all skin types, especially dry and dehydrated. It contains 100% vegan ingredients and a naturally derived, safe and gentle plant-based retinol. 

In addition to increased hydration and balancing oil, there is potential for higher cellular turnover to repair skin damage and fewer signs improvements to signs of premature aging.

#Myth 3: Exfoliating drys out of the skin

Chemical exfoliants are the main culprit for this myth – they can be quite harsh and irritating to the skin, especially if it’s dry or dehydrated. 

Our natural Detoxifying Exfoliant Paste gently and effectively buffs away dead skin cells. This is important for a few reasons:

  • Gently exfoliating dry skin helps boost cell regeneration for purified, softer skin 
  • It’s an important step to create a clear base that maximises the nutrient-rich active ingredients in your serums and moisturisers, allowing them to absorb more efficiently and deeper.
  • The inclusion of Rosehip is hydrating, healing and protective, plus the additions of watermelon and strawberry resurface gently to improve tone and texture for healthier skin.
  • With continued use, it may also help reduce the appearance of scarring, and pigmentation damage
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